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Frank R. Zilinyi

Artistic Director

Frank R. Zilinyi joined the Mystic River Chorale in 2016 as its accompanist. In 2019, he was promoted to the Associate Artistic Director position, and in the Chorale’s 37th season, Frank was appointed its 6th Artistic Director. Mr. Zilinyi currently serves as Director of Music at South Congregational-First Baptist Church in New Britain, Connecticut. Mr. Zilinyi has received numerous awards and recognitions for his playing, including the 1st prize in the Agnes Fowler Organ Competition and the Strader Organ Scholarship at the University of Cincinnati. Mr. Zilinyi teaches Music Theory at the University of Bridgeport.

A New York City Native, Mr. Zilinyi has performed with the Choir of The First Presbyterian Church in the City of New York, The Oberlin College Choir, The Oberlin Musical Union, The Oberlin Baroque Orchestra, The Kronos Quartet, Malcolm Dalglish, The Connecticut Chamber Choir, The Meetinghouse Chorale, The CCM Philharmonia and Concert Orchestra, and the Farmington Valley Chorale.

Mr. Zilinyi completed his musical studies in Organ, Conducting, and Keyboard Pedagogy at the Oberlin Conservatory (B.Mus.) and the College Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati (M.M.). He has studied organ William F. Entriken, Roberta Gary, Marie-Louise Langlais, Andrew Reisinger, and James David Christie. His conducting teachers include Hugh Floyd and L. Brett Scott.